She can clearly afford to be a Material Girl as she has amassed sales of over 17.8 million singles since her first track Everybody was released in 1982.
It took 2 more years for Madonna to achieve chart success which she did with her 1984 hit Holiday. This single got to #6 and a year later she had the first of many #1 singles when Into The Groove reached the top of the UK singles chart.
Although Madonna can be rightly pleased with selling almost 18m singles during her 30-year career she may well be looking over her shoulder right now as Rihanna comes in at 2nd place on the all-time list having already sold over 11m singles in her first 7 years as a recording artist.
With the Queen of Pop taking the top spot it is only right that we should find the Pop Princess, Kylie Minogue, coming in at 3rd place. The former Aussie soap star has now had a 25-year singing career and so far has sold over 10m singles in the UK.
Here is the list of the Top 10 Best Selling Female Artists of All-Time
- Madonna (17.8m)
- Rihanna (11.4m)
- Kylie Minogue (10.2m)
- Whitney Houston (8.5m)
- Lady GaGa (7.329m)
- Britney Spears (7.324m)
- Beyoncé (6.9m)
- Celine Dion (6.7m)
- Mariah Carey (6.62m)
- Olivia Newton John (6.61m)